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Baldur's Gate: Inspiring Easter Eggs Since 1998

Baldur's Gate: Inspiring Easter Eggs Since 1998 In an effort to cast light on several of the games that have incorporated an Easter Egg or two in honor of BioWare's original Baldur's Gate series, Beamdog has penned that may or may not contain some that you haven't noticed before.Here are a couple from fairly recent releases:

The Mage's Tale Announced

The Mage's Tale Announced In to reach The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter campaign, the team at inXile Entertainment has announced development of a new Oculus Rift-exclusive RPG entitled The Mage's Tale at their New Orleans-based studio.I don't think I'm the target audience for this one, unfortunately, but the third-party video demonstration they share seems interesting at the very least: Here's the full announcement from Brian Fargo, in which he spends a good deal of explaining how this new game is not consuming any of our pledge dollars from The Bard's Tale IV:

Sprint between 99-year-old and 92-year-old is a nailbiter

Sprint between 99-year-old and 92-year-old is a nailbiter A 99-year-old runner, sneaked by his 92-year-old competitor, winning a 60-meter dash by 500ths of a second.And I work at it pretty consistently.

The Giant Beastcast - Episode 92

The Giant Beastcast - Episode 92 It's just about the end of the year, the news is slowing down but the emails are coming in hot!We've got all the latest trucking beef, more thoughts about saying "YES" to everything, and we finally figure out New Jersey.

Film & 40s: The Fast and the Furious (2001)

Film & 40s: The Fast and the Furious (2001) This podcast is an audio supplement, meant to be played simultaneously with the film The Fast and the Furious (2001).We are watching this movie via the theatrical Blu-ray release.

Wireless Apple CarPlay will finally come to more cars

Wireless Apple CarPlay will finally come to more cars It's not for any lack of trying on Apple's part — the company announced an update for wireless CarPlay almost two years ago at the 2015 Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC).Problem is, the makers of the infotainment systems included in most new cars have been slow to integrate the wireless capability into their interfaces.

Creepy new browser-tracking technique means there's nowhere left for you to hide

Creepy new browser-tracking technique means there's nowhere left for you to hide Thanks to a newly developed tracking technique, they may soon know even more.Pennsylvania-based computer science professor Yinzhi Cao just unveiled a method that IEEE Spectrum reports makes "fingerprinting" across multiple web browsers possible — with a striking degree of accuracy.

SoFi raises $500 million to expand beyond student loans

SoFi raises $500 million to expand beyond student loans With this huge influx of funding, SoFi plans to go global — or "take on new areas of personal finance and new geographies," the company said.Launched in 2011, SoFi started with student loans for "high earners" who have the potential to earn a lot in the future.

ACLU launches website for anyone that wants to join the resistance

ACLU launches website for anyone that wants to join the resistance The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) saw a flood of donations as Americans took up the resistance to Donald Trump just weeks into his presidency.Now, it's trying to put some of that money towards helping everyday Americans who are fighting Trump policies on the ground.

This app wants to warn undocumented immigrants of raids in Trump's America

This app wants to warn undocumented immigrants of raids in Trump's America Just 24 days into Donald Trump's presidency, more than 680 undocumented immigrants were forced to leave the country in a series of mass raids.While still in the development phase, RedadAlertas (or "raid alerts") plans to give verified, secure information about when the government sends in U.

Donald Trump spent a lot of time whining about the Oscars on Twitter

Donald Trump spent a lot of time whining about the Oscars on Twitter Over the years Trump, a reality TV star before he was a politician, has often weighed in on the film awards show.With no less than 35 tweets from the future president griping about the show, 2014 was a tough year to be a Trump follower.

The next major trial will stream online on the LawNewz Network

The next major trial will stream online on the LawNewz Network A new online network that will live-stream court trials is set to launch on Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.The network will be part of the site LawNewz, a project by Court TV alum Dan Abrams.

Hackers didn't lock you out of your Facebook account. Facebook did.

Hackers didn't lock you out of your Facebook account. Facebook did. A number of Facebook users today reported being randomly locked out of their accounts, and some immediately feared the worst.Was this proof of hackers looking to steal precious vacation photos?

'Harry Potter' passages that are shockingly similar to 2017 politics

'Harry Potter' passages that are shockingly similar to 2017 politics What started as the post-election mantra of "Even Hogwarts fell to Voldemort" has morphed into daily comparisons between Potter villains and Trump appointees.These parallels have been criticized as being reductive, juvenile and politically useless — Donald Trump is a real human being capable of inflicting real harm and Voldemort is a made-up snake man from a YA series, after all.

Netflix launches 'Ultimate Beastmaster' to muscle into the reality competition game

Netflix launches 'Ultimate Beastmaster' to muscle into the reality competition game For someone who helped created the The Biggest Loser, producer David Broome sure knows how to be a winner when it comes to reality television.Now, after over a decade creating and producing unscripted projects for cable and broadcast channels, Broome is hoping to make reality TV work for Netflix.

The Google v. Uber lawsuit is confusing, until you watch 'Silicon Valley'

The Google v. Uber lawsuit is confusing, until you watch 'Silicon Valley' The good news is, though, that as art imitates life which then often imitates art, HBO's Silicon Valley can help you understand this quarrel.At stake is technology that is key to self-driving cars, which Google, Uber and many other companies are betting on.

May we all love something as much as the internet loves Justin Trudeau's butt

May we all love something as much as the internet loves Justin Trudeau's butt For this week, Justin Trudeau's butt enchanted the internet.And everyone is talking about Trudeau's butt.

Fox News' Shep Smith attempts to explain 'Fake News' to Donald Trump

Fox News' Shep Smith attempts to explain 'Fake News' to Donald Trump While reporters from the Associated Press and Time reportedly boycotted the meeting, the media outlets banned found an unexpected but increasingly vocal ally: Fox News' Shep Smith.When Smith noted that Spicer hand-picked the media allowed in the gaggle, Smith said, "that is highly unusual.

Some people are having issues with their new Nintendo Switch controllers

Some people are having issues with their new Nintendo Switch controllers Some members of the press, ourselves included, have had Nintendo's Switch console for a few days now in advance of its March 3 release.And some members of the press, ourselves not included, have reported issues with the left Joy-Con controller.

'Arrival' screenwriter's next act after Oscar nomination? A comic book

'Arrival' screenwriter's next act after Oscar nomination? A comic book He's also writing a new comic series called Secret Weapons.It's based on Harbinger, a best-selling comic about a team of teenage superheroes.